ERIC Number: ED224875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Civil Rights Issues of Handicapped Americans: Public Policy Implications. A Consultation Sponsored by the United States Commission on Civil Rights (Washington, DC, May 13-14, 1980).
Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
This volume contains the texts of 40 statements, 22 exhibits, and 5 unsolicited papers presented at a consultation dealing with the public policy implications of various civil rights issues affecting handicapped Americans. Among those issues addressed in the statements are the following: the nature and scope of civil rights issues affecting the handicapped; federal initiatives that address these issues; employment and the handicapped in the public sector; the employment of disabled people in the private sector; social services, constituency and advocacy, and state action for handicapped persons; physical facilities and handicapped individuals; and transportation for handicapped persons. Various public and private sector agencies and organizations were represented at the hearing, including the American Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities, Inc.; the Department of Justice; American Telephone and Telegraph Company; Mainstream, Inc.; the Department of Labor; the Department of Health and Human Services; the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing; the Minnesota Department of Human Rights; the University of Maryland; the Disabled American Veterans; the Center for Independent Living, Berkeley, California; Barrier Free Environments, Inc.; and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. A 19-page bibliography concludes the report. (MN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.